Australia bracing themselves for the Final
Coverage of the Eurovision Song Contest has never been bigger in Australia than it is for 2012 in Baku. Broadcaster SBS has pulled out all of the stops to enhance their coverage for the Australian audience.
Eurovision.tv caught up with SBS commentators and presenters Sam Pang & Julia Zemiro at their commentary booth for an in depth and entertaining chat about the Australian take on Europe's Favourite TV Show.
Who are Sam and Julia?
Sam Pang and Julia Zemiro first met when they both worked in a restaurant in their early 20's. They worked together again ten years later on radio, before they were reunited in 2009 to provide commentary on Europe's Favourite TV Show. They are now very recognised media personalities with SBS.
Sam began his career on radio and has worked on a history quiz show called ADbc and a show called Santo, Sam and Ed's Sports Fever which is a spin off of a show where he reported from the football World Cup in 2010 for SBS.
Julia trained as an actor, and is a very well known personality on Australian Television, enjoying huge success with the show RocKwiz, a music quiz show on SBS, it has run for eight seasons over the past five years.
Sam & Julia talked to us, in their own inimitable and witty style about Eurovision from an Australian perspective. They give an insight in to the infamous Australian parties that fans hold, Julia's road trip from Germany to Baku where she interviewed many Eurovision legends along the way.
Follow the contest with SBS
SBS also has an official website dedicated to the Eurovision Song Contest coverage, and also a Facebook and Twitter page, where you can find all of the information needed. There are updated videos, a pop up SBS digital radio station, and even tips on how to throw the ultimate Eurovision party.
SBS will broadcast the Final of the Eurovision Song Contest on Sunday evening, where the nation will hold an unofficial vote to determine who Australia thinks should have won. Eurovision.tv will be reporting the results for you.